Finger Lakes - Hector District

  

The Finger Lakes National Forest, positioned along the ridges between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, offers scenic beauty and unlimited recreational opportunities any season of the year. Whether you are a hiker, cross country skier, camper, fishing or hunting enthusiast, snowmobiler, horseback rider, mountain biker, or wildlife watcher, the Forest can provide the recreational experience you are seeking!

The most popular season is autumn when the trees and pastures are ablaze with color. Hunter ejoy the woods and brush lands of the forest during this time. Summer is a popular time for camping, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, and fishing. Winter brings out cross country skiers, snowmobiles, and snowshoe enthusiasts. In spring, the Forest bursts forth from the grip of winter with emerging leaves on the trees, bird flyway activity, and numerous wildflowers that are visible along many of the Forest trails and pastures. The first fishing days are enjoyed by a lot of people.

Spring is also mud season, which is usually short but intense. Going "off-road" and hiking on wet trails is not encouraged during this time.

 

Finger Lakes National Forest - Hector Ranger District Office Information

Address

5218 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841

Phone

1-607-546-4470

Recreation Map

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Activities


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Areas & Activities

Discovering Your National Forests

  • Green Mountain National Forest - North Zone

    In Vermont, the Green Mountain National Forest is separated into the Rochester-Middlebury Ranger District in the north and the Manchester Ranger District in the south. The Rochester-Middlebury is nearer Montpelier, Killington, and Middlebury.

  • Green Mountain National Forest - South Zone

    In Vermont, the Green Mountain National Forest is separated into the Rochester-Middlebury Ranger District in the north and the Manchester Ranger District in the south. The Manchester District is nearest the communities of Manchester, Bennington, and Brattleboro.

  • Finger Lakes National Forest

    In New York, the Finger Lakes National Forst is only comprised of the Hector Ranger District near Hector, NY. The Forest is located between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region.

  • GMFL Recreation Program

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
42.486388

  Longitude : 
-76.870133

 



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